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Should I Allow my Tenants to Redecorate?

Thursday, 29th September 2011 | by: Peter Barry

Some people completely distance themselves from their rental property. They’re happy to keep the cash rolling in and let the tenants take control. On the other hand, there are landlords who view their rental property as their baby and want to know if the tenants so much as mount a picture on the wall. It can be especially difficult to view your ... Read more >>

Categories: Miscellaneous

Calling All Reliable Tradespeople

Tuesday, 16th November 2010 | by: Peter Barry

We are constantly looking to add reliable businesses to our list of recommended contractors. There are 3 situations in which we recommend contractors to clients: To undertake work flagged up in a survey – we will often find defects while undertaking Homebuyer Reports and Building Surveys. Typical defects would include broken roofing tiles, ... Read more >>

Categories: Miscellaneous

What is the real cost of a HIP?

Wednesday, 27th May 2009 | by: Peter Barry

The RICS announced recently that they are to investigate the practice of agents profiting from the sale of Home Information Packs to sellers. The announcement follows evidence uncovered in a Channel 4 news investigation that up to £150 could be added to the price of a pack because of secret payments to estate agents. I was already aware of ... Read more >>

Categories: Miscellaneous

Welcome to the Peter Barry Blog

Wednesday, 1st April 2009 | by: Peter Barry

It’s not easy to be optimistic about the sales market at the moment but this being the first post on our new blog I thought should try. Amongst all the gloom and doom there has been some evidence of a pick up in activity since the turn of the year so maybe we can start to look forward to better days ahead. At the root of much of the malaise ... Read more >>

Categories: Miscellaneous